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Victoria welcomes nomination applications under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) which allows points-tested skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years. Information on Victoria’s Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination criteria and application process is now […]

Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Legislative Instrument F2019L01402 – LIN 19/243 : Migration (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Visas Instrument 2019 The purpose of the instrument is to introduce the subclass 491 and close the subclass 489 visa to applicants in the First Provisional Visa Stream therefore amendments are […]

Migration has been a topic of heated debate in the Australian government. The current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, had proposed a plan to cut immigration in 2019, from 190,000 to 160,000. This reflects the sentiment shared by many Australians, amidst fears of overcrowded cities and homes priced out of reach of ordinary people, a survey […]

From 22 July 2019, Victoria’s Skilled & Business Migration Program (SBMP) will remove the invitation process for all Business Innovation and Investor Program (BIIP) streams. Updates to the minimum eligibility criteria for some visa subclasses will also be updated from 22 July 2019, including: A minimum Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect Points test of 80 will […]

Studying in Australia is a dream come true for many. Australia is recognized as one of the most comfortable countries to live in. In addition, Australian universities have great reputations for being globally competitive educational institutions in the world. While studying in Australia may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to some, it also […]

Starting from 17th April 2019, new rules regarding prohibited items will come into effect. This allows airport authorities shorten or cancel a visitor’s visa should they fail to declare any prohibited items upon entry into Australia. Australia’s strict biosecurity laws are there to protect it’s precious agriculture and tourism industries from the threat of foreign […]

On March 15th 2019, two consecutive far-right extremist terrorist attacks in the mosques of Christchurch, New Zealand shocked the country and everyone around the world. At least 50 were killed and 50 more critically injured in the resulting extremist attack. Soon after the attack, Senator Fraser Anning from Queensland, Australia issued a statement that is […]